Handlestore provide a wide range of replacement double glazing spares for uPVC, aluminium and timber wood windows and doors.
Founded in 2004 and now one of the UK's leading online uPVC window and door hardware retailers. Our business is built on service, quality and integrity. Hear what our customers have to say in our testimonials section.
Based in Aldridge near Walsall in the West Midlands at a purpose built warehouse/technical centre.
Product sales across Europe and the UK. High quality product portfolio that includes the leading European brands of hardware.
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Burglars have for some time exploited an inherent weakness with euro cylinders most commonly found in uPVC type doors.
Euro cylinders are by design very weak at the centre point where both the cam and the screw fixing hole meet. There is very little metal at this point!
Burglars are using simple tools to break the handle backplate to expose the end of the cylinder. By using a special tool the cylinder can be clamped, twisted and then broken in a simple action. With a special tool the burglar is able to insert this into the door and turn the locking points to open the door. It's simple and fast and is a common attack method (see lock bumping also).
Some cylinders have snap lines towards the end of the cylinder and these are not that effective as the PVC frame can be opened up to allow tools to clamp the remaining lock and arguably are still as vulnerable!
Some cylinders use break lines for 'anti-snap' but these can still be very vulnerable. Here you can see the design of this security cylinder is made in such a way that the middle fixing hole is strengthened by using a hardened steel pin. This pin is held in by two screws from underneath the cylinder and two circlips via the grooves towards the end of the cylinder. This is a far more effective method!
Not forgetting your security keys can only be copied upon representation of your security card this is a formiddable package!
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